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Doctor insights on: 12 Steps Of Sex Addicts Anonymous

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Is the 12 step program for eating disorders similar to the 12 step program for alcoholics/drug users?

Is the 12 step program for eating disorders similar to the 12 step program for alcoholics/drug users?

Yes: The steps are largely the same. All 12 -step groups are based on the same steps. Admitting they were powerless over their illness/problem. And admitting that a power greater than themselves could restore them to sanity. Then following a series of steps to come to terms with their past actions and to enable them to lead fruitful productive lives and to be of service to others who suffered simil. ...Read more

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Stages of grief when dealing with a suicude of a loved one ? My best friends husband commited suicide on 10/1/12. She's shutting me out per say.

Stages of grief when dealing with a suicude of a loved one ? My best friends husband commited suicide on 10/1/12. She's shutting me out per say.

Grief stages: The kübler-ross model, commonly known as the five stages of grief, includes denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. This applies to suicides as well as other types of loss. But people vary: these stages don't always happen, or happen in this order. Be available (but not intrusive) to your friend. Grief counseling may help if she's open to it. ...Read more

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Abbott Architect Ag/Ab negative at the 7th, 10th, 12th, 17th, and 21st week after receiving oral sex... Hiv free? Seeing signs of Lipoatrophy...

Abbott Architect Ag/Ab negative at the 7th, 10th, 12th, 17th, and 21st week after receiving oral sex... Hiv free? 
Seeing signs of Lipoatrophy...

You are okay: Please do yourself a favor -- hit the fitness culture hard. You are probably one of those folks who is naturally attentive to his body. Lipoma trophy is a medication side effect, kate, but it would be great to see yourself trimming down and looking great because of fitness efforts. Be thankful for escaping HIV, and take maximum advantage of health ...Read more

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Help please! is alcoholic's anonymous and the twelve step program the same thing?

Help please! is alcoholic's anonymous and the twelve step program the same thing?

AA & the 12 Steps: The 12 steps are the program outlined and recommended by alcoholics anonymous. So aa is the organization, and the 12 steps are the method it offers its members for staying sober. The 12 steps have been adapted by many other organizations for recovery from a variety of addictive and compulsive substances and behaviors. ...Read more

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Sex addiction is out of control. Multiple partners daily, cheating on fiancé, even slept with homeless men.Im in politics and dont want ruin my career?

Sex addiction is out of control. Multiple partners daily, cheating on fiancé, even slept with homeless men.Im in politics and dont want ruin my career?

Trustworthy therapy: You NEED to find a therapist you can trust who is also an expert on addictions like this. Meanwhile - be very careful about STD/pregnancy prevention - not to mention the full range of violence. These things can make a future career in any field impossible! Until you find a way to form and use better judgement, you'd destroy any success you'll work for. Do it now! ...Read more

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What steps must be taken to learn a loved one's end of life wishes?

Discuss: This is a great question. I think that it is best done when there is not a crisis. The direct approach with a very caring sense is important. You want to learn how your loved one wants to be treated in a situation where they might not be able to express themselves. I think that idea should be worked into the discussion. ...Read more

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Are 12 step programs still good?

Are 12 step programs still good?

Mutual support helps: Yes. 12 step programs are a well developed model for mutual support. ...Read more

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Binge drinker 9+yrs,6 mos on most recent. Weaned off, having physical withdrawals,work nights &can't attend AA. Is there a# I can call during the day?

Binge drinker 9+yrs,6 mos on most recent. Weaned off, having physical withdrawals,work nights &can't attend AA. Is there a# I can call during the day?

Day meetings and...: Most communities have AA meetings during the day as well as nite. Even if you just go on the nites you have off, get a sponsor who you can call during the day. A healthy diet, good multivitamin & niacinamide 500 mg 3x/day can help. Avoid sugar, caffeine & tobacco. Exercise & try meditating to reduce stress. See http://www.naturalnews.com/039432_alcohol_addiction_remedies.html for more ideas. ...Read more

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Most important decision of my life! please help me. Considering ovum donation?

Most important decision of my life! please help me. Considering ovum donation?

Receiving or giving?: If you want to donate your eggs it's a personal decision, but it can bring great joy to another woman struggling with infertility. If you are considering conceiving with donor eggs i wish i could send you a photo of one of our successful couples! the vast majority who choose donor eggs succeed & are happy with their decision. Your clinic may have some former patients who are willing to talk to you. ...Read more

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What are my chances of pregnancy? First day of period - 2/24. Unprotected sex (withdrawal method) 2/28 & 3/5. Plan B on 3/6. Average 30-31 day cycle.

What are my chances of pregnancy? First day of period - 2/24. Unprotected sex (withdrawal method) 2/28 & 3/5. Plan B on 3/6. Average 30-31 day cycle.

Low but possible: Hard to put a specific number on it but engaging in unprotected sex is risky whether you withdraw or not. The Plan B is very effective when given within 48 hrs of intercourse. The chances that you could be pregnant from the information you presented are very slim but still possible. ...Read more

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Advice for shopping addiction? I love getting stuff in the mail, but I'm in major debt ($20,000 credit card debt). Cards maxed out.

Advice for shopping addiction? I love getting stuff in the mail, but I'm in major debt ($20,000 credit card debt). Cards maxed out.

Hypomania and spendi: Risk-taking behaviors during hypomanic states are recognised, however the high-risk nature of some behaviours-including the potential for harm to both the individual and others. (Fletcher et al 2013. Some of these behaviors include in for increased spending of money increase sexual activity increased speeding with associated traffic fines. You may not have a full-blown disease but needs evaluation ...Read more

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Do people work smart recovery and narcotics anonymous at the same time?

Do people work smart recovery and narcotics anonymous at the same time?

Probably not: Na is the prototypical 12 step program and smart recovery bills itself as an alternative to 12 step programs. Their focus is very different and you should decide on one or another depending on your own experience. ...Read more

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Plan b 12/8, period & nuvaring in 12/15, nr out 12/26, unprotected/no pulling out sex all thru jan. No period yet. What are the odds of pregnancy?

Plan b 12/8, period & nuvaring in 12/15, nr out 12/26, unprotected/no pulling out sex all thru jan. No period yet. What are the odds of pregnancy?

Hard to predict...: Can buy a home pregnancy test. The urine pregnancy test done correctly will give a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (or when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and therefore lead to a repeat test. ...Read more

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Partner had successful vasectomy. Sperm count at zero. I'm on birth control. We use condoms and withdrawal method. Chances of pregnancy?

Partner had successful vasectomy. Sperm count at zero. I'm on birth control. We use condoms and withdrawal method. Chances of pregnancy?

No sperm: No sperm, no pregnancy possible. The main reason to continue using condoms is to protect against STDs. Birth control pills are 99% protective against pregnancy. Withdrawal method unnecessary given partner has had a vasectomy, you are on birth control pills and you are using condoms. ...Read more

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Women w/ regular periods, r they the most fertile & r they @ high risk of getting pregnant if they have unprotected sex, day after their cycle ended?

Women w/ regular periods, r they the most fertile & r they @ high risk of getting pregnant if they have unprotected sex, day after their cycle ended?

Ovulation: Females with regular cycles are ovulating. They are most likely to get pregnant with exposure to fresh semen inside of the vagina on the five days prior to ovulation. That is the best i can do with your question. You failed to include the most important piece of information for a menstruating female and that is 'when do you ovulate in your cycle?'. ...Read more

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Will my brain heel after 4 yes of opioid addiction ?

Will my brain heel after 4 yes of opioid addiction
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Yes it will ...: Slowly but surely, especially with the assistance of continuing to work your recovery program, meetings, counseling, etc. There are no shortcuts. Good work takes time. ...Read more

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